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The August Director’s Meeting of the California Rodeo Salinas is always one of our Board’s favorites. The meeting is dedicated to presenting local non-profits with funds that most of them earned by working during one of the annual events that the California Rodeo Inc. produces at the Salinas Sports Complex. Those events include the Monster Jam each May, Rodeo Kick Off Concert, Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering, the Professional Bull Riding in July, the California Rodeo Salinas and the Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular. The non-profit groups assist with tasks that come along with hosting large events such as parking cars, selling food, transporting attendees and more.

The grand total of donations so far this year is $410,887.14. Some of the groups who were present to receive their checks on Thursday, August 17th were the YWCA of Monterey County, Gil Basketball Academy, North Salinas High School Football, Alvarez High School Basketball, National Little League, Hartnell Little League, Kinship Center Horse Camp, Yosal, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Foundation, Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries and Boys Scouts #232. A full list of non-profits that receive funds can be found at The final donation number includes payments to groups that work during events, ticket donations to non-profit groups for fundraising activities, discounted facility rentals, tip monies collected and more.

The Bulls of Summer event coming up on Saturday, August 26th is another Professional Bull Riders event that will give a few more non-profits the opportunity to raise more money and so will the Central Coast Motorsports Spectacular on Sunday, October 15th. Tickets for both the bull riding and motorsports events can be purchased at, by visiting the Salinas Sports Complex Box Office Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm or by calling 800-549-4989 during those same business hours. Information about the Bulls of Summer can be found here:

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About California Rodeo Salinas

The 108th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 19th-22nd, 2018. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $400,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.

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